thunder

Thunder is the loud noise that comes right after lightning. It also can refer to a loud, booming sound, or mean to move heavily but quickly.

Thunder is made up of the rumbles and cracks accompanying lightning during a thunderstorm. You can also use this word for other loud noises, like the thunder of a loud rock band or your uncle's booming voice. A powerful singer can be said to thunder, singing in a way that's as noisy and impressive as a thunderstorm. Thunder can also be used for big, fast movements, like a tank thundering across a field or a truck thundering down the highway.

Definitions of thunder
  1. noun
    a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
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    types:
    thunderclap
    a single sharp crash of thunder
    type of:
    noise
    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
  2. noun
    a deep prolonged loud noise
    synonyms: boom, roar, roaring
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    type of:
    noise
    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
  3. verb
    be the case that thunder is being heard
    “Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed”
    synonyms: boom
  4. verb
    utter words loudly and forcefully
    synonyms: roar
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    type of:
    shout
    utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
  5. verb
    make or produce a loud noise
    “The river thundered below”
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    type of:
    howl, roar
    make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles
  6. verb
    move fast, noisily, and heavily
    “The bus thundered down the road”
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    type of:
    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  7. noun
    street names for heroin
    synonyms: big H, hell dust, nose drops, scag, skag, smack
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    type of:
    diacetylmorphine, heroin
    a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
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